Walking with God…

October 19, 2008

In our journeys of faith, we invariably bump into roadblocks, moments of trials and get a little hit sideways.

How do we walk ourselves through them? Simple problems like meeting project deadlines, to larger than life issues – what next, God? Where am i heading?

I headed to church today slightly heavy hearted, knowing I needed to be strong, yet almost unable to muster that strength. I was running late – I was a poor example – I was not going to be on time -where is my heart for the Lord – why is it i’m always on time for school but i can’t do the same for church…. WHERE IS MY HEART?!?!

These thoughts plagued my poor mind as I sped-walked to the end to hall 10, all the time wondering – why is it so far away? I was discouraged because God seemed so far this morning – He wasn’t by my side, like He was the rest of the week. Part of me felt rebellious – church was becoming like a routine. The messages weren’t taking root in my heart. I wasn’t interested; i was tired, I was questioning, I was slightly jaded.

I walked into Hall 10, 15 minutes late. “2nd time in the month,” a voice in my head rapped at me like a stern disciplinarian.

The familiar strains of praise songs met my ears as I greeted the usher who handed me a brochure. “Service”, it wrote on the front cover. Just what I was searching for. My heart leapt a little.

A familiar face greeted me on my way in – i realised it was our combined tribe on hospitality. Thank God for every one of them. My spirits lifted a little more. As I walked in, trying to look as inconspicuous as possible, a smile worked its way onto my face as I gazed at the worshippers on stage. I just couldn’t stay worried any longer. Something spoke to my spirit – “This is Home!”

Thank You God! I leapt my way to where my tribe sat, settled down and immersed in worship. God was so real, He was there for me. The worship ministered to me, the Words released by Pastor on stage were the exact encouragement i needed.

The heart of service – my seeker heart needed to hear that.

The encouragement to know that Christ is all I need – that He is walking with me, through each moment of my life. “Mean what you sing, and sing what you mean.”

Dear Lord, may each word uttered by my lips today be sweet praises unto You – that they may be truthful words I sing – for You desire truth, in the inward parts. A broken spirit, and a contrite heart.

Thank You Lord…

 

~rachel🙂

Jesus <3s me, yes i know….

October 15, 2008

 

Keep up the great work, friends! let’s do our best for the coming 6 weeks….. JIA YOU!😀

~rachel :):)

God is good – All the time!

October 8, 2008

Dear friends, as we are preparing for the next half of the term, with project work and midterms in front of us, I’d like to encourage us with this verse:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all Your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Dear Lord, please watch over us all as we prepare for the coming 7 weeks. God, we have so much to do, so little time. Teach us Lord, to have a sound mind, a clear mind, love and self discipline. Teach us to walk in faith in You and fight like warriors as we take on the coming 7 weeks. Take away any fear, laziness or doubt, and replace it with Your strength. Teach us to run like warriors for You. Use us, Lord, as we walk each step in this campus, may we seek to glorify You. Help us to be sensitive to Your promptings and Your teachings. Teach us to grow in You, every single day.

Thank You Jesus…

SMUF Words in Season

October 6, 2008

2 October 2008 – Sharing by Sarah Choo

We are the CHILDREN of GOD!

 

John 1: 12 “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.”

 

Romans 8: 15-17 “For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, Abba Father. The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs- heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”

 

1. We face trials and temptations so stand firm!

For our benefit, sometimes God might allow us to experience certain circumstances in our lives that will enable us to recognize our blind adherence to Satan’s deceptions. But our appropriate response is to persevere as that is what develops our character.

 

James Ch 1: 2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

 

James Ch 1: 12 “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

 

 

2. We have everything we need so be thankful!

2nd Pet 1:3-4 “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”

 

3. We are saved so spread his glory!

Adam’s purpose was to reflect the glory of God!

1st Peter 2:9 “ But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

Eph 5:8-10 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light and find out what pleases the Lord.”

Howdy!

October 5, 2008

Welcome to SMUF!🙂

We are a group of university students seeking to serve God in this school where He has placed us in this season of our lives.

Check out our pictures, videos (bloopers and funny ones) from the number of meetings we’ve had previously!

THIS IS WHEN WE MEET:

Every Thursdays, 7pm, to gather and learn more about God!

Join us!!

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SMUFS🙂


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